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Our guide to what's on in Cornwall this Easter

Easter is always a wonderful time in Cornwall, expect to experience the wonderful beauty of the county as nature comes back to life and the area looks stunning no matter the weather. It’s the perfect time to take a staycation, whether you’re looking to visit as a family or wish to spend time with a loved one.

Over the Easter weekend there’s a range of activities and events taking place, and we hope our guide to what’s on in Cornwall this Easter will set you up for a brilliant holiday.

Will you be visiting some of these places this Easter? Let us know your holiday plans via Twitter or Facebook, we’d love to know how you’re making the most of Cornwall this Easter.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are putting on a very special and unique event for Easter, The Scarecrows Wedding! Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay will be getting married, and their celebrations last from the 30th March to the 15th April. Join them on a fun trail to collect items for the dream wedding, meet new born lambs in the barn and go to scarecrow headquarters for fun and games for all the family.

The Gardens of Heligan themselves are quoted as being ‘200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance’ with spectacular views and nature around every corner. So even without children, a visit to the gardens is always worth including in a holiday to Cornwall.

Land’s End

Land’s End is one of the most iconic places to visit in Cornwall, and they will be adding an Easter Eggstravaganza to their what’s on list. Hop on down to the famous landmark for a range of entertainment, including hunting for some chocolate prizes in a classic egg hunt!

Along with the photo-worthy views there’s a wide variety of shops and places to eat, a 4D film experience, the Aardman Presents, ‘A Grand Experience’ attraction featuring Wallace and Gromit plus Shaun the Sheep and Morph, Arthur’s Quest and the 200 year old Greed Farm.

The Eden Project

St Austell

Another iconic location, Easter at Eden involves a giant inflatable challenge! Between the 24th March and 15th April there will be a programme of fun for the whole family to enjoy including eggsploring on an egg hunt, the giant inflatable challenge (inflatable slides and plant-themed obstacle course), and finding your way through the spring maze. There will also be Easter inspired games in which children can collect rainbow stamps for a special treat.

The Eden Project is always a must visit during a visit to Cornwall.

Falmouth Spring Festival


Not fully an Easter event, as Falmouth Spring Festival runs from the 15th March to 2nd April, but definitely a must visit if you’re looking to take a holiday this March before the schools break up.

A celebration of coast, community and culture, there are a series of events and grand days based around everything to do with spring. Starting with a “paint the town yellow” day, ending with a flower show, with a folk and cider festival plus much more in between, each day in the town offers something special. To experience the local culture and spirit of Cornwall, make sure you get involved.

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel, North Cornwall

Cornwall is rich in history, famous for castles, mining, fishing ports and stories of King Arthur. On the north coast is Tintagel Castle, famous ruins with links to King Arthur himself. They are hosting an Easter Adventure Quest over the long Easter weekend in which guests can hunt for legendary dragon eggs by cracking the clues and meeting characters from the past along the way, to claim a chocolate reward.

Pendennis Castle


Meanwhile Pendennis Castle will be doing something altogether different, a blast from the past experience. Starting on the 30th March and ending on the 15th April, guests can travel back in time to meet the Tudors. Muskets at the ready, they’ll be kids’ drills to defend the coast from foreign invaders!

St Michael’s Mount


Plus, at St Michael’s Mount, they will be hosting a Bird Bonanza on 30th March, 1st April and 2nd April. Join them on the island with the whole family to make your own willow bird feeder, take the feather trail challenge, plant a sunflower and make your own birds nest - which may then be filled with a chocolate egg!

They will also be constructing a giant birds nest and invite all guests to help create it, will you be contributing to make it as big as possible?

Brend Hotels Accommodation

We’ve got two magnificent hotels in Cornwall, both four star standard in wonderful locations:

The Carlyon Bay Hotel is a golf and spa paradise with sea views, outside pool and world class dining in the bay of St Austell. Its location on the south coast, in the middle of Cornish coastline, means hotel guests are within easy access to all of the events and attractions on offer for a fantastic holiday.

The Royal Duchy is positioned on the Falmouth seafront, with stunning sea views across the bay. Falmouth is a hub of activity all year round within easy driving distance of many key locations - Lizard Point is only 40 minutes away, whilst Land’s End is just over an hour away.

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